Bandung has various tourism object

Located 768 metres above sea level, Bandung offers you a mountain view with cool air that helps if you want to go around Bandung city. There are several tourism objects that you have to visit in Bandung.

  • Kawah Putih & Tangkuban Perahu
tangkuban Perahu

The surrounding area is heavily forested. There is a pathway down to the lake which is surrounded by the high walls of the crater nestling into the side of Mt Patuha. The smell of sulfur is strong because there is a good deal of steam and sulfurous gas bubbling from the lake. There are tracks around the lake and through the nearby forest including to the peak of Mt Patuha. Visitors can walk around the crater area or sit in the various shelters. Local plants not widely found in lower altitudes in Java include javanese Edelweiss and Cantigny (Vaccinium varingifolium). Animals and birds which may be spotted include eagles, owls, monkeys, mouse deer, and forest pigs. Panthers, leopards and pythons have also been spotted in the nearby forest. Kawah Putih and Tangkuban Perahu are two of the tourism object that are well-known in Bandung. Kawah Putih, located in Ciwidey is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano (a “composite” volcano).

Tangkuban Perahu Mt. is on the Northern side of Bandung, near Lembang region which is well-known for its interesting parks for children and family. This mountain is still an active volcano, with the last eruption being in 1983. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface.

  • Dago, Riau, Cihampelas, Cibaduyut

The more up-market fashion stores include the many emporiums on Jl. Dago and Jl. Riau.  The leftover exports clothes or accessories (rejected export products), and factory outlets are prolific and have a very wide range of export quality items. However, today the leftovers are limited and factory outlets have been dominated since many International store opened in Indonesia. The leftovers are sometimes available in the larger sizes that may be suitable for some visitors. Shopping for clothing and accessories is the main reason many weekend visitors and tourists travel from all region in Indonesia to Bandung. Many items are cheaper than in Jakarta. Denim (jeans) stores are centered along Cihampelas street. These became very popular in the 90s with unique facades built to attract people.

The new trend are the distro (distribution outlets). Luxury labels are often available for lower prices, but for those who want the latest trends,  the extensive upmarket malls in Jakarta may be more suitable with a much larger range, however they are often more expensive.

  • Braga and Merdeka Street
Asia Afrika

Asia-Africa Commemoration on 1955 that took place in Bandung gave Merdeka and Braga Street more value for Bandung and Indonesia. Placed in Merdeka Street, Merdeka Building became witness of how Asia and Africa united to fight the colonialism and imperialism. After 60 years, Asian African Commemoration back in a new spirit for Asia African as one. Merdeka street has changed and became one of the favourite tourism objects in Bandung.

Braga Street is a small street in the center of Bandung city, Indonesia, which was famous in the 1920s as a promenade street. Chic cafes, boutiques and restaurants with European ambiance along the street have made the city to attain the Paris of Java nickname. The street starts from a T-junction with the Asia-Africa Street (or De Grote Postweg during the colonial times) to the north until the city council (balaikota), which was formerly a coffee warehouse. Art Deco, coming from Netherlands, influenced the sense of building in Braga, Asia Africa and Merdeka street.

In the 1900s, along with the Dutch East Indies government plan to move the capital from Batavia to Bandung, the government included Braga Street into part of the town planning. In 1906, the city council began replacing stone by asphalt and applying a new rule of designing new buildings along the street. Art Deco buildings began to decorate the street and about 50% of these are still present with their original architecture.